Peter Frederick Rothermel papers, 1844-1895

Rothermel, Peter Frederick, b. 1812 d. 1895
Painter, Art teacher
Active in Pa.,

Collection size: 7 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Letters and printed material.

REEL 1393, fr. 324-339: Rothermel's wedding certificate; several invitations; a letter and engraved notice of condolence to Mrs. Rothermel from the Art Club of Philadelphia; and a printed copy of a speech, "Memoir of P.F. Rothermel," given by Joseph G. Rosengarten to the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.

REEL 1393, fr.341-363: A pamphlet, PICTURE OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG BY PETER F. ROTHERMEL, which includes a description of the battle, the program of speaches given at the Philadelphia unveiling of the battle, and press opinions and letters about the picture.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, art instructor. Born Pennsylvania; active in many Philadelphia art organizations. Best known work "Battle of Gettysburg."

The donor and lender, Peter Rothermel, is the grandson of Peter F. Rothermel.

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